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“That other is Krishna”

Srila Prabhupada: From the very beginning, the body was given by father and mother. In the childhood, as the father and mother say, “Sit down here, eat this, don’t go there,” everything is controlled by the father and mother, and originally given by the father and mother. So how we can claim, “This is my body”? From the very beginning. Then, somebody…

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Give to Live By Karnamrita dasa

Sometimes people want to know what I am about spiritually. I often think how could I explain to someone in a moment about our path of Bhakti-yoga or Krishna consciousness??

When someone casually ask what I believe in, looking for a nutshell understanding, they sometimes do so to categorize me. I really wish people would understand that there is…

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Slokas Why memorize them?

From Back to Godhead

By Tarini Radha Devi Dasi

Reciting Shlokas that glorify Lord Krishna can awaken the soul to eternal knowledge.

Today, as I came by bus in the morning,” reported our ethics lecturer, “a person was…

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Chanting Challenges

By Vraja Bihari Dasa

“For humankind, the mind is the cause of bondage and the mind is the cause of liberation. The mind absorbed in…

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I Do At Times by Bhaktimarga Swami



I do at times make use of the elevator on my way to the meetings.  I don't want to be late.  To join me on the lift was a delivery man with a bag full of coconuts and a pail of sugar cane juice.  We reached the elevated state of the fourth floor.  I'm glad he delivered…
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The Unique Proposal of Bhakti-yoga

By Sacinandana Swami

Krsna says, “This process is the supreme intelligence of the intelligent and the cleverness of the most clever, for by following it one can in this very life make use of the temporary and unreal to achieve Me, the eternal reality.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 11.29.22)

Why is bhakti the most intelligent thing you can practice? Because you can take something that is useless…

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LIVE TV and Youtube Channels

LIVE TV

Hare Krsna TV - www.youtube.com/channel/UCwu3_7WGUAcWhx79YsGMvBw

Hare Krsna Music - www.youtube.com/channel/UC9SbaJOD9twCmHnPzNGIvsw

Hare Krsna Pravachan - …

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Too Proud To Hear

By Kesava Krsna Dasa

So, we think we know it all, do we? We may have earned our Iskcon degrees, or may be senior devotees, and therefore do not have to hear from ‘less qualified’ or junior devotees when they give class. Will senior devotees want to hear from a ‘proud’ younger devotee, and will ’learned’ younger devotees want to hear from a senior…

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Changing World by Bhaktimarga Swami

Vatsal is an outstanding brahmacari (monk) from Moscow, and he's spending a week with us in Toronto, which means the number of Russian-born bhakti-yogisfrequenting the temple ashram is increasing.  It's a delight to have him with us.  In general, I like the rigidity of our Russian followers.  They take their commitment more seriously than our regular North American contingent.  The Krishna Conscious following in Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe is…
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Gaining By Giving - Winning By Serving

 
By Achyut Gopal Das
 
"Life is like a game of tennis - in order to win, you have to serve…
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Sri Balarama’s Rasayatra

By Deena Bandhu Das

From 5th Chapter of Bhakti-ratnakara

Balarama, the son of Rohini performed his rasalila in Ramaghat. This place is situated quite a long distance from where Krishna had his rasalila.

Balarama was the second body of Krishna himself and the depth of his real self was…

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Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman

Hanuman Janam-Utsav is a Hindu religious festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Sri Hanuman. On this auspicious day, devotees of Lord Hanuman celebrate him and seek his protection and blessings.

Lord Hanuman is an ardent devotee of Lord Sri Rama and is widely known for his unflinching devotion to Sri Rama. Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy.

Hanuman is also endowed with many other wonderful qualities, all of which he…

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How Much Can You Tolerate? By Giriraj Swami

By Giriraj Swami

As long as we are in the material world, we must suffer–pain caused by others, pain caused by our own bodies and minds, pain caused by acts of nature. And unless we can tolerate, we cannot live in this world.

But how much can a person tolerate? Should we not, on occasion, resist? Why, then, should we tolerate? And if we…

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Sickness A Friend and Teacher By Vamsi Vihari Dasa

From Back to Godhead

By Vamsi Vihari Dasa

Though illness may restrict or halt our normal spiritual activities, it can provide spiritual benefits we might not otherwise gain.

After seven days of sickness, malarial fever had broken me down to the bones, and loss of appetite and hallucinations added miseries. I…

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Balarama Rasayatra & Sri Krsna Vasanta Rasa

Last night I noticed that the moon was full, and it reminded me that this be Balarama Rasayatra, or the night that Lord Balarama danced the Rasa dance with the Gopis. It was also Sri Krsna Vasanta Rasa, the Lord’s springtime rasa lila pastime. We honor these pastimes with a chapter from the Krsna Book, entitled “Lord Balarama Visits Vrndavana”.

…Lord Balarāma could, of course, understand the ecstatic feelings of the gopīs, and therefore He…

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Announcement from ISKCON Ministry of Education

ISKCON Ministry of Education requests the participation of devotees worldwide, for one of our most important projects. Please see below for more details.

Philosoph(ies) of Education

BACKGROUND

For over 50 years the devotees of ISKCON have undertaken educational initiatives under the inspiration of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada. All such efforts…

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Bhakta-vasyata: Bound By Love

By Gauranga Darshan Das

“The Supreme Controller loves to be controlled by the love of His great devotees.”

God is defined as the Supreme Being and understood to be the source, master, and controller of everything that be. Thus many people worship Him in reverence and depend on Him for protection. However, even God…

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Canto 1 of Valmiki Ramayana Released!

”I have a great desire to translate the Valmiki Ramayana because that is authorized…I wish to translate Ramayana exactly the way I have done with Srimad Bhagavatam.” ( letter to Dinanatha N.Mishra dated 26 July 1975)

We are happy to inform that on the day of Rama Navami, Canto 1 (Bala-Khanda) in 3 volumes , translated by HG Vidvan Gauranga das was released by HH Jayapataka Swami at Sri Mayapur dhama.…

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Bhimarata Shanti Homa!

Students of the Bhaktivedanta Academy ( Mayapur Gurukula ) performed Bhimarata shanti homa on the auspicious occasion of the 70th appearance of HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja.

Source: …

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Hollywood To Holy Wood

By Achyut Gopal Das
 
"One…
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